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Announcing Brighter, Higher Definition, Full Color 3D Printing For All


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I'd like to build this in HO scale:

http://dti.railfan.net/Pototype_Images/Structures/DTItowerNWcornerDiannMIjul85.jpg

Sandstone walls and roof with FD windows and doors should work. It won't be cheap but it'll be easier than building it from scratch. Has anybody printed a tile roof in Sandstone?
#1 GWMT on 2011-09-15 21:20 (Reply)
You could build that in half a day. Pre-printed paper pattern, over pre-textured plastic.(available online) Cut them both at the same time. 6 pieces for the basic shape. the rest is print and paste. Photograph all the windows and doors. Print them to scale. Glue on. Easy peasy.
#1.1 Rixart on 2011-09-16 02:58 (Reply)
You're right, but doing that eliminates any need for Shapeways;-)

Ultimately I want to produce a model that can be easily duplicated and require as little assembly as possible. I'd prefer clicking 'Add To Cart' and spending my time designing new models to scratchbuilding.
#1.1.1 GWMT on 2011-09-16 20:49 (Reply)
My Prints are so Bright, I gotta wear Shades !!!

http://youtu.be/8qrriKcwvlY
#2 Anonymous on 2011-09-15 23:46 (Reply)
Great news :-) thanks guys
#3 chris bense on 2011-09-16 14:19 (Reply)
Great colors!

Is it possible to get a video comparing strengths of parts printed via the old process vs the new one?

Bart posted one a while back of him snapping a printed medallion in half.
#4 Todd Blatt (Homepage) on 2011-09-16 16:03 (Reply)
Now I'd like (and need) to know if I still can get the same dremel-smoothable result that I could get with the wax finished full color prints :-|
( see http://twitpic.com/4mvbuy )

The cyanoacrylate on i.materialise's full color samples made the roughness even more obvious, and those were not smoothable afterwards :/
#5 Kaetemi (Homepage) on 2011-09-16 20:36 (Reply)
Nancy.. the square color test block that you used for the new FCS.. (second image above..)

Can you make that model available for download?

It would be a massive help to have the numeric color values available so that we can attempt more accurate color matching.
#6 Stony Smith on 2011-09-19 15:57 (Reply)
I have to ask a question in regards to color printing using Blender. The newest version I use; Blender 2.5 doesn't have the export format .vrml. Is there another format I can use?
#7 mark picone on 2011-09-20 00:23 (Reply)
Personally I still just export from 2.49, as long as your model is "finished" in 2.5 you can open in 2.49 and export from there fine.
#7.1 Dolf Veenvliet on 2011-09-22 12:40 (Reply)

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